from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of coarse biennial or perennial herbaceous plants of the family Boraginaceæ, having mostly basal leaves and a leafy-bracted, thyrsoid, or sometimes racemose-paniculate inflorescence. It is distinguished from related genera by the persistent fruiting calyx and smooth, rugose, or tuberculate nutlets, with their margins acute or winged. There are about 20 species, natives of the mountain region of western North America from Montana and eastern Washington to Chihuahua, Mexico. See white forget-me-not.
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